Frugal Girls’ Night Ideas

A happy mom is a better mom! So, I recently decided that I need to start planning to have a girls' night once a month. The idea is to create a reason to get together and provide opportunity to relax, interact, and connect. It is therapeutic and fun! Everyone has some sort of skill, talents, or connections that they can utilize and share!I think it would be fun to change it up and let each person take a turn hosting or choosing the activity.... …
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How to Make Jeans into Shorts (and Keep the Original Hem)

Make cute jeans into cute shorts! I love this clever way to shorten the length of jeans or pants while still keeping the original hem!This works perfectly on a straight leg jean or pant and is an awesome solution to worn out pant knees. You want the hem to be about the same width as where to want the hem to go up to. As long as the waist still fits, you can get another season out of those worn out pants!You can also use this technique... …
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Bath Salts for Immune Support

Bath salts with bonus immune support! We want to stay healthy all year round, but there are definitely times of the year when we need some extra help! These bath salts are one of those things that can make a difference for the better. Boost your immune system while you soak! Gather up your Epsom salt, baking soda, and On Guard essential oil for this quick and easy natural solution!Epsom salt is known to have many healing and antiseptic... …
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Spring Art Activities Perfect For Your Kids

Spring is in the air!  It is time to open up those windows and let your kids go outside to play!! I am not sure how things are in your home, but with the new life spring brings, my kids ALWAYS love to start creating and crafting. Here are a few of our favorite crafts to do during the spring time.Try some out and let me know what you and your kids thing! Or even send us a picture of the final product! I would love to see! 1. DIY Paper Flower... …
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How to Recycle Jeans

Jeans can be repaired, handed down, and worn again and again, but there comes a point when it is just time to do something more!I have a big pile of jeans that have holes in the knees and are too small for my kids now. I've just been letting them pile up for a year or two now because I didn't want to throw them in the trash. Seems like a waste to get rid of all of that good fabric. I have been hoping that some crafty friend or relative... …
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Parenting Tip: How I Use Chores to Keep My Kids Motivated

How I use chores to keep my kids motivated and on task. Advice from a mother of 8.
[caption id="attachment_298041" align="aligncenter" width="560"] If you click on this pic you can find the baby bike seat I used for our bike ride... for those of you who asked. :)[/caption]As a mother of 8, I'm continually on the look out for new ways to keep my household running.  I know I'm not alone in this... even if you've only got one child at home, there are still messes to be cleaned up, food to prepare, laundry to wash, hugs to be given...... …
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Live on Less – DIY Household Cleaner Recipes

Over the past few months we've been testing out some of these homemade cleaner recipes. This is a great way to live on less: make your own household cleaners, and save major dough! Some of you may have missed them, so I thought it would be nice to put them in one easy spot!  If you're on Pinterest, feel free to pin this and share it with others!  And if you have another recipe you think we should try, email us at fabulesslyfrugal at gmail dot... …
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DIY Garbage Disposal Bombs!

Make your own garbage disposal bombs! Garbage disposals are convenient and a great way to clean up dishes faster. If yours is used as much as mine is, you know it can start to get a little smelly. This is because we are regularly putting food waste down there and it doesn't always break up all the way and go down the drain. That means we have decomposed organic matter in our garbage disposal. Yep, I said it. That's the odor you smell coming from... …
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60+ Uses for Vinegar

Put vinegar to use in your household! There are so many amazing uses for vinegar! It is a must-have in my pantry. Use it in the kitchen, the bathroom, in your beauty regimen, in your cleaning routine, and more! Vinegar is inexpensive, easily available, versatile, and useful. I haven't tried all of these many vinegar uses and recipes myself, but I sure want to!FYI: A lot of people (and animals) don't like the smell of vinegar, but the odor usually... …
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How to Eliminate the Urine Smell in the Bathroom

How to get rid of that nasty urine smell in the bathroom!
If you've got boys, then you just may be like me and have an underlying funk smell in the bathroom.  And what can be discouraging is that no matter how much you scrub, that nasty smell may go away for a few hours, but then return by the end of the day. I got fed up with it enough to do some research to figure out a solution that will work!  What I found is something that leaves the bathroom looking AND smelling clean! If you have a smelly... …
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